Syncing iPhone Contacts to iCloud

Apple just released iCloud

Let's discover how to Synchronize iPhone Contacts to iCloud

First off, make sure to Update your iPhone to iOS 5, as this is required for iCloud

 

Download iPhone Contacts to iCloud

 
  • In your iPhone, go to Settings->iCloud and switch off Contacts
     

    When asked whether to keep or delete iPhone Contacts, select delete if you have a backup of your Contacts on your computer. Otherwise, keep your iPhone Contacts

  • Now, sync iPhone contacts with your computer as per these instructions
  • Next, switch Contacts back on in iPhone Settings->iCloud
  • Tap "Merge" to import iPhone Contacts to iCloud

You are all set. You can now go to your iPhone Contacts App to make sure all iPhone Contacts have been downloaded to iCloud


Notes & possible issues

  • If you cannot or do not want to update iPhone to iOS 5, you can create an iCloud account from any Mac running OSX Lion
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Backing up iPhone Contacts

One of your most precious and time consuming iPhone data, your iPhone contacts should be regularly backed up

Plus, it's very easy, so let's get started


Backup iPhone Contacts

 
  • Connect your iPhone to your Computer
  • Open iTunes
  • Click your iPhone in the "Devices" section on the left
  • Click the "Info" tab
  • Check "Sync contacts with" and select "Windows Address Book"
  • Make sure "All contacts" is selected
  • Click the "Apply" button in iTunes lower-right corner
  • If iTunes asks whether you wish to switch the sync provider, click "Switch"
  • Once iTunes finishes backing up your iPhone contacts to your computer, go to Start->All Programs->Accessories and click "Address Book" to make sure your iPhone contacts were properly backed up to Windows
 

Notes & possible issues

For more specific iPhone contacts backup tutorials, please refer to our dedicated section Backup and restore iPhone Contacts


Restore iPhone Contacts

 

If you ever need to Restore your iPhone contact from the Winddows Address Book, proceed as follows

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